TUM-IAS Fellow Prof. Bernhard Schrefler was re-elected as a member of the IUTAM Bureau


Hans Fisher Senior Fellow, awarded by the TÜV SÜD Foundation, Prof. Bernhard Schrefler (University of Padova), recently commenced his second term as a member of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) Bureau.

The International Union of Theoretical and applied Mechanics, was probably founded when Theodore von Kármán, professor in Aachen (Germany), held a conference in Innsbruck in September 1922 to discuss questions of hydrodynamics and aerodynamics. Today, IUTAM counts more than 500 active members, representing 50 countries and 20 affiliated organisations.

Whereas the IUTAM General Assembly is the organ that makes resolutions concerning IUTAM, the execution of these resolutions rests with the IUTAM Bureau, which is elected for a four-year period. The Bureau consists of four officers (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary-General) and four other members. Members of the Bureau are automatically members of the General Assembly.